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Biographical entry Hobbs, William (1822 - 1890)

Born
1822
London, England
Died
8 December 1890
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

William Hobbs arrived in Australia on board the migrant ship Chasely where he was employed as the ship's surgeon. He soon set up a private medical practise in Brisbane (1849-1888) and was Health Officer for Brisbane from 1854 to 1888. Hobbs was the first to administer the chloroform anaesthetic in Brisbane in 1854. He was involved in many medical bodies in Queensland and carried out research on the medicinal qualities of dugong oil, of which he became an advocate.

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1849
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Moreton Bay, Queensland)
c. 1849 - c. 1888
Career position - Private medical practice in Brisbane
1854 - 1888
Career position - Health Officer for Brisbane
1860 - 1888
Career position - Member of the Medical Board of Queensland
1861 - 1862
Career position - Member of the Executive Council
1861 - 1880
Career position - Member of the Legislative Council

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